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Mission In My Words: CeCe Winans


The foundation of my life and career has been staying faithful to God. You know everything is going to be all right if you stay focused on Him. That knowledge has motivated me throughout my life, especially when it comes to the songs I sing. When I write or sing a song, it’s more than just a song; it’s about a relationship with a loving and real God. 

Music has the power to uplift. I’ve been privileged to sing uplifting music all of my life, and I’ve seen the power of it in people’s lives. I saw it the first time I sang at Nashville Rescue Mission. What an honor! I got a chance to sing good news to people who are desperate for good news. Isn’t that something we all could use a little more of?

While we’ve donated to the Mission over the years, it was my first time to be there. My eyes were open wide after my first visit.

It’s one thing to give from a distance. It’s another to go there and see the people who are struggling and suffering, and understand if we would give a little, we could change a person’s life. 

There are people at the Mission who are hurting. They need compassion and hope. On any given day, any of us could be in that person’s shoes. Everything the Lord blesses us with is meant for us to use to bless others. 

I also had the chance to speak from my heart. Sharing God’s word means more to me than singing any song. It’s great to sing songs that help or encourage us; these are powerful messages and things God smiles upon. But when you talk about the power of the living God and His awesomeness and His holiness, nothing could be more powerful. It penetrates the heart more than anything. God is doing some amazing things through Nashville Rescue Mission. I encourage you to see for yourself and share a little of the good news you have in your heart with those in need. 

CECE WINANS is an R&B Gospel giant and winner of multiple GRAMMY®, Stellar, and Dove Awards. She also has several gold and platinum-certified albums. 

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